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I was being watched...very closely

Fishing is not always about the fish.

Last weekend while on the water I hit a backwater area.

These can be very productive at times.

I was casting a few times when I heard some noise behind me.

I looked and here watching me very closely was a family of otters.

I had fished this spot dozens of times and this is the first encounter with this family.


I then just slowly moved out of the area.  I didn't want to rile them as they have been know to join you in the boat!



Comment balloon 16 commentsWilliam Feela • June 02 2018 12:01PM


That type of fishing would hold no interest for me. I think I will stick to baseball as my passtime.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) 9 months ago

Good morning, William Feela I hope you never fall into that water.... it looks about as unhealthy as a body of water could be without being called swampy....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 months ago

Good morning William Feela don't think I've ever seen otters up close and personal outside of a zoo... but also have to agree with Barbara Todaro's comment as to how that water looks.  

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 9 months ago

Good morning William This is something I can't imagine. Good move to back off I think.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

That would have been interesting, and I think I would have backed up to give them some space as well.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 9 months ago

I think otters are among the cuttest, most entertaining critters on the planet.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Hi William.
Great picture of the otter family.  Will be interesting if you see them again if you go back there... or if they were just passing through.

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 9 months ago

Good morning William,

I think they would be better company than a shark or polar bear!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) 9 months ago

Looks like he was checking out the competition!

Posted by Lisa Wiseman (Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose, Silicon Valley) 9 months ago

Maybe they thought you were the food delivery man for the fish they ordered.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 9 months ago


What a great shot of those river otters...they are the competition to your fishing time.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Good afternoon William Feela ,

You really captures a wonderful shot of these river otters..certainly a thrill to see them but you wouldn't catch me there!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 9 months ago

Good evneing to all! 

Good evening, William Feela 

Great picture, good it was not a bear! :)

Posted by Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931 (SIB Realty) 9 months ago

Morning William.

They were just waiting for you to do all the work, I suspect they were going to raid your stringer for a free meal

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 9 months ago

Bill, great picture. 

They have been known to board a boat to protect the family

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 9 months ago

Nothing like having a little someone to keep you company on a fishing trip.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 9 months ago